What Does "Fragrance Free" Really Mean?

Depending on the company, fragrance-free can mean a few different things. For example, some companies might claim to be fragrance-free but are actually just unscented. Likewise, some companies can be fragrance-free and still have scented products. The difference between fragrance-free and unscented can be a common misconception. 

Unscented vs. Fragrance-Free

Unscented products are designed to have no smell. A product that is claimed to be unscented can still be created using scented ingredients, but in most cases, a chemical will be added to hide the scent of the ingredients. For that reason, unscented products can be risky for anyone with sensitive skin or a skin allergy. Even though you cannot smell the ingredients, your skin will still feel the effects of the scented ingredient that you are allergic to. Just because you cannot smell it does not mean it does not exist in the product. Likewise, the chemical used to mask the smell can be an irritant to most. 

Fragrance-free, on the other hand, does not have any ingredients that cause common irritations, or chemicals that are meant to mask the smell of ingredients. In other words, fragrance-free means that no fragrance has been added. Any smell is from natural ingredients. It might be confusing, but without this chemical, you can actually smell some of the non-toxic ingredients. For example, the Fièra Cosmetics’ Citrus Stem C Serum is fragrance-free but still smells fantastic due to the natural citrus property. 

When you choose to use products that are fragrance-free, even if you do not have sensitive skin, you are giving your skin the healthier option and uplifting ethical skincare standards. That said, if you do have sensitive skin, choosing to be fragrance-free is a must. Not only does it help protect your skin from unwanted chemicals, but it also ensures that you are protecting your skin from excessive ingredients.

Why Do Companies Opt for Unscented? 

“Unscented” is a sneaky way of pretending to be fragrance-free – but there is always a reason for it. Even with all the benefits of being fragrance-free, some companies still choose to advertise as “unscented” in order to use chemicals that would otherwise be considered less desirable to the skin. For example, in some cases, brands will choose to prioritize shelf life over your skin’s health, in which case they will use ingredients that will do more harm than good. To avoid this, make sure you shop all-natural.

Citrus Stem C Serum

The Fièra Cosmetics’ Citrus Stem C Serum is a perfect example of a fragrance-free skincare product that still smells great because of the natural citrus ingredients. 

The Citrus Stem C Serum is made with active ingredients such as Caribbean Orange Oil, Glycerin, Citrus Stem Cells, Vitamin C, and Sodium Hyaluronate. When you shop for all-natural skincare, fragrance-free, non-GMO, gluten-free, and cruelty-free are just a few pillars worth standing by. Fièra Cosmetics embraces these all-natural practices, methodologies, and ingredients. 

The Citrus Stem C Serum is designed to improve your skin tone, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve your skin elasticity, all while also protecting and preserving the skin. 

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